Wednesday, May 31, 2017

VIDEO: Queens residents try to stop ICE agents from making arrest - NY Daily News

VIDEO: Queens residents try to stop ICE agents from making arrest - NY Daily News: A woman kneeled in front of federal immigration agents and prayed Tuesday as they walked her brother — accused of burglary and reentering the country illegally — to an unmarked car in Queens.

Tensions were high around 10 a.m. on 112th St. near 101st Ave. in Richmond Hill. More than 30 residents were shouting and trying desperately to keep the feds from arresting Hardat Sampat, who is from Guyana.

But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who swooped in while driving unmarked cars, boxed in Sampat on the one-way street as the driver of the car in which he was riding tried to get away, witnesses said.

“Why me?” Sampat’s sister wailed, according to family friend Melissa Rivera, 22.

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